Home for the summer? Want to catch up on credits or lighten your load for next year? Whether you’re a current Eastern University student, a student at another college, or a high school student looking to get a head start, we invite you to take advantage of our wide array of online summer courses!


  • Full Summer Session (14 Weeks): May 10 - Aug 15 
  • Summer 1 (7 Weeks): May 10 - Jun 27
  • Summer 2 (7 Weeks): Jun 28 - Aug 15

Rooted in the Greater Philadelphia area, grounded in Christian faith, and purposefully affordable, Eastern University is your perfect summer class solution. 

Courses Offered

The following list contains the online undergraduate courses that are offered in Summer I and Summer II and are eligible for free or reduced tuition through FastPass 2021. Available courses include those that fulfill current general education requirements (noted below), as well as electives that may fulfill certain major requirements.

Summer I

COMM 120 Public Speaking (Communication)
MATH 220 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Science (Mathematics)
BIOL 105 Introductory Biology (Natural Sciences)
ENGL 225 Postcolonial Women's Novels (Cultural Perspectives)
MISS 100  Introduction to Christian World Missions (Spirituality)
ENGL 236 Young Adult Literature (Arts and Literature)
INST 270  Justice in a Pluralistic Society (Social Justice)
EDUC 211 Ed Psych (Human Behavior)
THEO 240 Introduction to Christian Theology (Spirituality)
CSCI 210 Introduction to Computing Concepts (Mathematics)
MKTG 202 Principles of Marketing (Elective)
LEAD 360 Essentials/Project Management (Elective)
FINA 350 Finance for Managers  (Elective)
CHEM 111 Applied Chemistry (Mathematics or Natural Sciences)
PSYC 220 Statistics for Social Sciences (Human Behavior or Mathematics)
CRMJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Elective)
CRMJ 255 Drugs and Society (Elective)
BIOL 212 Marine Biology (Natural Sciences)
POLI 104 State and Local Government (Human Behavior)
HIST 161 Modern Civilization (Western Tradition)
THEA 325 Diversity in Theatre (Cultural Perspectives or Arts and Literature)
THEA 350 History of Theatre I (Arts and Literature)
COMM 220 The Art of Film (Arts and Literature)
EDUC 417 Multicultural Education (Cultural Perspectives or Social Justice)
BIBL 100  Introducing Biblical Lit (Spirituality)
FAPA 230c (Social Justice or Arts and Literature)

Summer 2

COMM 120 Public Speaking (Communication)
PSYC 100 General Psychology (Human Behavior)
POLI 103 American Government (Human Behavior)
ANTH 101 Intr Cultural Anthropology (Cultural Perspectives or Human Behavior)
GEOG 201 World Geography (Human Behavior)
ENGL 235 Global Fiction (Cultural Perspectives)
MISS 100  Introduction to Christian World Missions (Spirituality)
SOWK 110 Human Diversity/Social Interaction (Human Behavior or Social Justice)
EDUC 234 Child/Adolescent Development (Elective)
ENGL 100 Fundamentals of Writing  (English Writing)
ENGL 102 College Writing (English Writing)
ENGL 245W Intr Creative Writing (Arts and Literature)
ENGL 216  American Literature II (Arts and Literature)
LEAD 310 Leadership Development (Elective)
ECON 204 Microeconomics (Elective)
MUSI 250 (Cultural Perspectives or Arts and Literature)
BUSA 480 Business Strategy and Policy (Elective)
CRMJ 205 Introduction to Policing (Elective)
ENGL 204 Masterpieces of European Lit (Western Tradition or Arts and Literature)
THEA 351 History of Theatre II (Arts and Literature)
CHEM 095 Preparation for Chemistry (Elective)
CHEM 195 Prep for Organic Chemistry (Elective)
EXSC 220 Basic Nutrition Science (Elective)
MATH 140 College Algebra (Mathematics)
SOCI 105 Contemporary Social Problems (Human Behavior)
THEO 210 Christian Spirituality (Spirituality)

....and more! For a full list of online summer courses, browse course dates and times below. 

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Once you click this button, choose "Search for Sections" under the Course Offerings header. Then use these filters: Term = Summer 1 or 2. Location = Online. Academic Level = Undergraduate.

FAQs About Online Learning

How do online classes work?

While every course is unique, we can guarantee the following:

  • It will use a state-of-the-art BrightSpace™ learning management system, where you will find all of your assignments, course content, and discussion boards for interacting with your classmates and instructor.
  • The course will be interactive and use a variety of activities such as recorded lectures, video segments, games, case studies and group breakout areas.
  • The course will be of the same academic rigor and quality of all other courses. You’ll enjoy the quality of an on-campus class, with the convenience of being able to study at the beach, pool, or your favorite coffee shop.
How will I interact with my classmates and instructor?

Community is very important to the culture of Eastern University.  You will find that both your classmates and your instructor will want to communicate with you and have meaningful conversations. These conversations may happen through email, discussion boards, Skype, G-chat, or Zoom. Zoom is a program built into the learning management system that allows you to share your desktop, use a white board, and utilize video and audio capabilities.

Will I have scheduled online class times?

At Eastern University, all online courses are asynchronous. Your courses are conducted according to a schedule outlined in your course syllabus, but there are no "live" classes to attend. Instead, lectures, coursework, and discussions all take place at your convenience, allowing you to choose when and where to work on your studies.

Are online courses completely self-paced?

No, your class follows a syllabus with due dates for assignments.  It is expected that you are in the learning management system (Brightspace) 3-5 times a week, actively participating in posting on the discussion board, submitting assignments, and viewing webinars.  All assignments have due dates and courses must be completed within the scheduled block of time.

What are the technology requirements?

Our courses are compatible with Mac or PC platforms. In order to sign up for our online classes, you should have regular access to the internet and email, as well as be familiar with creating, format, and attaching Microsoft Word documents. It is also recommended that students have a microphone and/or headset.

Who will teach the online courses?

Great question! Online students are taught by distinguished faculty who are also practitioners in their fields. Many students develop strong relationships with their instructors. We often hear stories of how students credit those relationships for helping them have a successful online education experience.

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